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Spring Birds

Spring Mani

So, you are about to see a ton of pictures because I really liked how this turned out.  I knew I wanted something springy, and before I knew it, this came to life.  I have pictures in different light to try to show how neat the polish looks, especially the orange nails.

Butter London

These are the polishes that I used for this mani.

Orange Nail Polish

The oranges are Sally Hansen Satin Glam Sun Sheen and Zoya Alma.  I put down one coat of the satin and then went over it with a thick coat of the Zoya.  I could have used the Zoya on its own, but that would have taken quite a few coats since it is so sheer.  The satin underneath sped the process up and actually looked pretty good.

Green Nail Polish

The greens were Sally Hansen Triple Shine Scale Up and Butter London Wellies.  I used the Butter for the accent nail, and because the other nails were so sparkly, I put a touch of the Triple Shine over it to give it some spice.

Water Nail Decals

These are the backs of the water decals that I used for the birds.  (a little blurry)  I liked how these were printed on the back so it wasn’t a guessing game when I tried to place them.  I think they are a perfect spring decal, and went with the green polish nicely.

Now….for an overload of pictures!

Water Decal Nails

Zoya Alma

Satin Glam Sun Sheen

Butter London Wellies

Triple Shine Scale Up

Spring Nail Art

Colorful Nails

Green and Orange Nails

Nail Decals

WHOA!  Anyway…..

Is nail art supposed to face others or you?  I always make it face me, since I like to look at it.  Does it really matter?  🙂

Thanks for reading!

My Collection – The Pinks

Nail Polish Swatches

My Collection

Pink Nail Polish

The Pinks

Pink Nail Polish

The Pinks

Here are my pink polishes.  To be honest, I am a little surprised at how much I have that falls in the pink category, because I don’t think of myself as a pink person.  But, a lot of them are on the coral side, and I do like that shade, especially in the summer.  🙂  Here we go!

Color Club Halo-Graphic

First is Color Club Halo-Graphic, which is a holo polish that I love.  It isn’t exactly opaque in one coat, but the shine makes it seem like it is plenty if you are in a hurry.  Other wise, two coats is perfect!

Mary Kay Lava

Next up is Mary Kay Lava.  This polish can look pink, orange, yellow, and a little red, depending on the lighting.  It falls in the pink category though because for the most part, that is what you’ll see.  It goes on easily in two coats and is such a fun color!

Xtreme Wear Strobe Light

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Strobe Light is one of my all time favorites!  It can be used on its own as a glittery wonder, or as a topper.  It is pink and holographic glitter, and the way it shines would stop traffic.  I highly recommend it!

Satin Glam Chic Pink

This next pink polish is Sally Hansen Satin Glam Chic Pink.  It needs about three coats to be all the way opaque.  On its own, it does dry to a beautiful satin finish.  If sealed with a top coat, it looks glittery.  I have not tried a matte top coat with it though to see if that keeps the satin look or not.

Diamond Strength Pulled Sugar

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Pulled Sugar is an extremely delicate looking polish.  I typically use it as a topper, but can be sheer and beautiful on its own.  It is a very baby pink with sparkles in it, and makes it match any look all year round.

Xtreme Wear Fruit Ta Ta

This next polish is a jelly with white, black, pink, and red hex glitters in it.  It is a little tricky to get the pieces spread evenly, but it a cute topper for lots of looks.  (Especially at Valentine’s Day.)

Xtreme Wear Coral Reef

This one looks a little orangey in the picture, but it is more of a coral color.  It is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Coral Reef.  While this is beautiful to paint your nails with, I really like to use it for water marbeling.  When used to paint, it is actually good to go in one coat.

Triple Shine Water Melon

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Water Melon is a jelly polish that is very sheer on its own.  I like to use it for watercolor looks the most.  There is another one of these coming up.  Of the two, this is more pink.

Megalast Tropicalia

Tropicalia is the perfect name for this Wet n Wild Megalast polish.  It is a tropical, summery color.  It has a really wide brush that I am not such a fan of, but other than that, it is easy to work with.

Megalast Sophisticated Lady

This next polish is also a Wet n Wild Megalast, and is called Sophisticated Lady.  It is a metallic pastel.  It can be very pretty, but it is hard to get it applied without lots of streaking.  In addition, it has that wide brush that isn’t my favorite.

Miracle Gel Pretty Piggy

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Pretty Piggy is your basic pink.  These miracle gel polishes really do have that glossy gel finish and are very easy to apply.  Two coats of the color and one of the special top coat and you are good to go for at least a week.

Triple Shine Jell-ous?

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Jell-ous? is a sheer jelly polish that is pinkish-purple.  Again, these are great for watercolor nails, but can be pretty on their own or topping off other colors.

Fresh Paint Guava

This polish is borderline neon, but is absolutely gorgeous!  I love, love, love it!  It is Fresh Paint Guava.  It can look bright or calm, and is wonderful to bring a bright spot to any mani.  (It also looks great on toes.)  Two coats and you’ll look great!

Sparitual Improvisation

Sparitual Improvisation is a sheer polish that either needs to be worn that way or use many coats to get opaque.  It is interesting when it catches the light because of the way that sparkles.  There are pink and blue glitters in it that make it ver unique and a fun addition to any look.

Color Club Cloud Nine

This is the second of three holographic polishes that fall in the pink pile.  This one has a nice pink hue to it when the light isn’t on it.  But, like the other Color Club beauties, once it catches the light, look out!

Color Club Cherubic

Color Club Cherubic has a more neutral tone to it when the holo isn’t shining like mad.  This one works really well for stamping and adds a lot of spice to stamped looks.

Glosstini Bahama Mama

Covergirl Outlast Glosstini Bahama Mama is that perfect beachy color.  It is a summery coral color with silver sparkles.  You do need two-three coats for it to be solid.  I wish that I had this color in a larger bottle, since painting with the teeny square top is a little awkward.

Sally Girl Cool

Sally Girl Cool is a perfect neon pink.  You need about three coats on its own, or you can paint it over white and it pops a lot quicker.  If you are experimenting with neons, these Sally Girl polishes are great.

Funky Fingers Riptide

Funky Fingers Riptide is a sheer, barely pink, glitter polish.  It is a little thick, but isn’t a problem to work with.  In addition, this is a color changing polish!  (And it really does work!)  Indoors, it is the sheer, barely there mani, but outdoors it turns sort of brown.  It is fun to wear anytime you will be able to admire it in the sun.

Ulta Diva

Ulta Diva is just barely tinted pink.  It is a glitter polish that works better as a topper than anything else.  Since it is so sheer, you can pair it with anything.  The glitters are tiny and iridescent, and make for a nice eye catcher.

Sinful Colors TimbleberryAnd finally, Sinful Colors Timbleberry.  I haven’t had the best of luck with this polish.  It is very runny and makes it easy to fudge.  Other than that, the color is lovely, so I think that is why I don’t pitch it.  I keep thinking I can make it happen.  🙂

WHOA!  That was a lot.  Thanks for reading!  Do you have any faves?

My Collection – The Purples

Nail Polish Swatches

My Collection

Purple Polish

The Purples

Purple Nail Polish

The Purples

We are finally at the end of the traditional rainbow.  After this, it’s on to the pinks, whites, silvers…you get the idea.  So, let’s get to it.

Sally Girl SimpleSally Girl Simple is a pastel purple.  I picked it up for ten cents! I use it for Easter accents, and things like that.

Miracle Gel Hunger FlamesSally Hansen Miracle Gel Hunger Flames is more fuchsia than this picture shows.  It does have a beautiful shine to it, and if you want nails that will make a statement, this polish will certainly do that.

OPI Just Busta MauveI wonder what the deal is with all these dark shots?  I must have thought it was okay at the time.  Anyway…moving on…the next one is OPI Nicole Just Busta Mauve.  This is a glitter polish that actually paints on pretty opaquely.  With purple and blue glitter, it catches the light and is very versatile.

OPI I Sing in ColorYou might be thinking that this looks brown or red, but I can guarantee you (from the spot I have on my carpet) that it is purple, just a very deep purple.  It is OPI I Sing in Color.  If you want drama, this will bring it.  You need two-three coats, but it is worth it.

Salon Manicure I Lilac YouThis pale pastel is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure I Lilac You.  It goes on surprisingly solid for such a pale color, and for any delicate look it is a beauty.

LA Colors Nuclear EnergyLA Colors Color Craze Nuclear Energy is a basic purple that leans toward being a neon purple.  It is a bright shade, but not shocking, so it can be worn with all kinds of looks.  You do need quite a few coats to get it opaque.

Satin Glam Taffeta

Sally Hansen Satin Glam Taffeta has just a hint of sparkle in it, but dries to a lovely satin finish.  Two coats will get you completely covered with this one.

Xtreme Wear

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Violet Voltage is one I like to use for water marbeling.  It is honestly not one I have used for a full on manicure yet.  I guess I haven’t had that perfect idea for it.

Xtreme Wear Pep-PlumThis is another one that works well for water marbeling.  Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pep-Plum is a bright shade of purple.  I have a set of microbeads that match it really well too, so that is always a fun combo.

Xtreme Wear Pink SatinThis one I struggled with, trying to decide if it was more in the pink or purple category.  In the end I clearly chose purple.  It is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pink Satin.  It is a metallic purple that really catches the eye.

Magnetic Red-y ResponseI love, love, love this polish.  Sally Hansen Magentic Red-y Response.  The way it swirls with the magnet, to bring out light and dark shades (almost black) is gorgeous.  I usually lay down one coat, then on the second I use the magnet.  I have never been disappointed with this polish.

Xtreme Wear Deep PurpleSally Hansen Xtreme Wear Deep Purple is just that, a deep purple.  It has a teeny metallic sheen and goes on pretty well with just one coat.

Triple Shine Grape JellySally Hansen Triple Shine Grape Jelly is an ultra sheer purple jelly polish.  I like it for watercolor looks and to add a touch of purple to other looks.

Essie She's Picture PerfectThis pale purple is Essie She’s Picture Perfect.  You can see a bit in the picture that it is a pastel purple, but the shine is bolder.  This one does need a few coats to be solid, but other than that, it is fairly easy to work with.

Sally Girl XOXOSally Girl XOXO is definitely in the neon category.  I use this one a lot paired with black, or other neons.  It adds spice to any look.

And those are my purple polishes!  Thanks for reading!!!

Crushed Shells

Crushed Shell ManicureI have had this little set of crushed shells for a little while, but just wasn’t sure how I wanted to use them.  I knew they would be 3D, and I didn’t want them chipping off minutes after I spent an hour getting them on.  But then, duh!  Put them at the bottom of you nails where they will see less wear and tear.  So, that is what I did.

Satin GlamI began by painting my nails with Sally Hansen Satin Glam Chic Pink.  This really does dry to a nice satiny finish, and I used about three coats.  Then, I painted a clear coat on the bottom half of my nails and sprinkled the shells on.

Crushed Shell Nail Art

I used the white shells for my thumb and ring finger, and the pink shells for the rest.  With a little pressing and maneuvering, they were on.  This was much easier than I had anticipated.

Shell Mani

I sealed it all in with a top coat.  While the top coat took the satin finish away, the Satin Glam polishes have a beautiful sparkle if finished with a clear coat.

Reverse French Manicure

Crushed Shell Nail Art

I would like to add that the shells are surprisingly flat.  There is no denying that it is textured, but I figured they would be jagged and get caught on everything.  They are really on there pretty securely, and I haven’t had trouble with them.  I am now curious to try other things with them and see how they hold up.

Do you use crushed shells?  How do you like to use them?

Thanks for reading!

Sally Hansen Clearance Palooza

If I had to claim a certain brand as a favorite polish, I would claim Sally Hansen.  I have never had trouble with Sally products, and at full price, they are still very affordable.   AND, if you are willing to be a little behind on the latest trend, they go on clearance all the time.  Yesterday I scooped up 17 new Sally polishes for under $9.  SCORE!

IMG_1763First, I grabbed the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Jellies.  From left to right I have:  Water Melon, Sea Through, Vitamin D-light, Grape Jelly, Jell-ous?, and Ice Tint.  I think these have a lot of potential.  They are not extremely tinted, but I think that could make them more versatile.  I used them late last night to make my watercolor manicure.

Watercolor Manicure

 

Next, I found four new shades for me from the Xtreme Wear line.

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From left to right:  Gunmetal, Grey Area, Pacific Blue, and Violet Voltage.  I actually had nail stamping in mind when I snagged these.  They will be good colors for manis too.

Third, I found four colors from the Complete Salon Manicure line.

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Left to right:  I Lilac You, Batbano Blue, Copper Penny, and Earl Gray.  This picture is not doing Copper Penny any justice.  I am really excited to use it for some fall manis, adding that spark of glitter.  It truly does look like shiny penny pieces.

Finally, I bought one from the Insta Dri line and two from the Satin Glam.

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Left to right:  Moracc-go, Chic Pink, and Taffeta.  The Insta Dri I got for autumn, and the others were just cute.  (For the price, that was a good enough reason.)

I was really happy with my finds.  I have plans in mind for some, while others I just took home because I liked the color.  The jellies are pretty new to me.  The only other jelly polishes I have are ones with glitter in them.  I am looking forward to experimenting with them.

Do you love to find a bargain?  Do you already have these shades?  What do you do with them?

Thanks for stopping by!

Ta-Ta!

 

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